Breaking Barriers: A Novel Based on the Life of Laura Bassi Breaking Barriers: A Novel Based on the Life of Laura Bassi

Breaking Barriers: A Novel Based on the Life of Laura Bassi

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They said, "No!" She asked, "Why?" The answer was always the same: "Because you're a woman." She vowed to shatter each barrier they placed in her way.

Inquisitive and precocious, Laura Bassi grew up on the Italian Peninsula in the 1700s, dreaming of studying science at the famed University of Bologna. It was the Age of Enlightenment and although forward-thinking philosophical ideas and scientific discoveries flourished, the prevailing edict was that college was no place for a woman—no matter how capable, intelligent, or innovative. Laura was told to trust that she would find fulfillment as a dutiful wife and mother.

But why, she wondered, couldn't she have it all?

Smugly assuring themselves of Laura's failure, the ivory tower establishment fought to keep her out of their hallowed halls. Yet, despite restricted access to libraries and laboratories, Laura earned the respect of Europe's top scientists and scholars. She was determined to earn a doctoral degree and teach college physics, something no woman had ever done.

Renouncing the societal norms of the day, Laura never stopped working towards a time when a woman would have the same opportunities as a man, be held to equivalent standards, and realize equal rewards. But first, she had to masterNewtonian physics.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
293
Pages
PUBLISHER
Mentoris Project
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
583.1
KB

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